In the last decade, uncommon restaurants and stylish Turkish chefs became a trend both in Turkey and the world. Indeed, we prepared a list of them on our website. In our The Best 13 Turkish Chefs on the Instagram article, we listed some of them for you. So, today is the turn for Baruthane Pilavcısı (Baruthane Pilav/Pilaff/Pilau Restaurant).
Baruthane Pilavcısı became very popular and famous as one of the best pilav restaurants in Istanbul. However, it is not only famous with tasty and delicious rice, but also extraordinary shows of its owner Nedim and his “holy moustache“.
After his enjoyable and maybe little weird video posts on Instagram, many people began searching about him on the Internet. So, if you are one of them, you are in the right place then.
An Extraordinary Pilavcı (Pilav Cook): Nedim Şahin
Before telling Nedim Şahin, who is a moustache with his image, Nedim Şahin, we need to talk about the story of Baruthane Pilavcısı. Nedim Şahin proved himself with the taste of rice. The foundations of the Baruthane Pilavcısı were laid in a shop where only one person could fit years ago. Then, Nedim Sahin served the pilaf that his mother made to her home. Founded in 2010, Baruthane Pilavcısı was serving only rice with chickpeas at first. Later on, added home cooking such as beans and roasting to the menu and now serves as a 24-hour venue with 25 employees. In the meantime, let’s add that Nedim Sahin announced May 13th as World Rice Day and delivered 4.5 tons of free rice to the public.
The Story of “Holy Moustache“
The skull moustache “sacred moustache” of Nedim Şahin genetically inherited from his grandfather. But what’s more, the real profession of him is painting. However, in his words, painter Nedim moustache turned to pilav business because he did not make money from painting. Whether you call him a holy moustache, a moustache Nedim or a Sivasli Nedim, his motto is: “What are we going to eat today?” His hashtag, on the other hand, is #BugünNeYiyeceğiz?
If you go to Baruthane Pilavcısı, there is one more thing you should know: Suddenly Nedim with a moustache can call “Let’s bring moustaches”. And then, you can suddenly find yourself with a pos moustache on your face. Nedim with a moustache has photos were taken with his customers. And he immortals them on social media and on the walls of his shop. This is exactly what the holy moustache is.
You Can Simply Order Here Everything Over Pilaf
Let’s come to the taste secrets of Baruthane Pilavcısı. The taste of his rice says “as if touched by the mother’s hand”. Because the rice bouillon, margarine is not used. He cooks the rice with real chicken broth. You don’t eat rice as simple as it is, and whatever juicy food is on the menu, it combines with rice and makes a different harmony. From mushrooms to Sivas roasting, dried beans, chickpeas, eggplant musakka, so on. Even rice on menemene, spinach, fish,…
Let’s leave a video of Nedim Şahin, who made his name known to the wider audience due to his shows while putting the rice on the plate:
Comments on Style and Flavour of Baruthane Pilavcısı
No matter how famous Baruthane Rice Restaurant is, there are quite negative comments as much as positive ones. Negative comments are mostly related to his way of serving rice. Especially twitter users seem very pissed of his mixing everything up in one plate over the rice. Furthermore, they also point out that what he does with rice is unrespectful with food.
For those who are interested in Baruthane Pilavcısı, we are sharing the address via Tripadvisor/Baruthane Pilavcısı. Thus, you can also see more comments on the restaurant.
Other useful links related to Baruthane Pilavcısı are below;
- Baruthane Pilavcısı official website